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freddie44
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Freddie44's 997.1 GT3 clubsport thread Reply with quote

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First things first: a massive thanks to Mark Pearce at Stirling's and Jamie Garside at Eurolease for working during bank holiday hours to get this deal done. Would recommend them both until the cows come home! Brilliant service.

I've only had the car for 19 hours but I just can't believe how different a beast she is to the C2S. I feel foolish for saying that now but it was always a worry it would be a C2S turned up a notch or two and I wouldn't notice the difference for all the hassle it's caused...

Massively wrong. I feel she's a proper race-car and I can also now see why the new GT3 is aiming at the McLaren's and 458's of this world - it all makes sense now...

I'm still getting used to the rev counter having 5k in the middle of the display and actually letting her rev all the way to 8600! I look forward to perfecting this Very Happy

As for Club Sport spec I just had to have this - just look at those seats..
They're also not uncomfortable in the slightest. Personally speaking this was a must as was the colour white. I also loved this examples coloured centre consol bit in white - just how I would have spec'd her at the Porsche dealer.

I'm so pleased. When time permits I look forward to seeing some of you fine chaps at events over the coming years.
Also a trip to the South of France must surely be the next step for me Smile

Do we think black wheels or not? I might leave it for a minute and see...

Cheers everyone Thumb Thumb

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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic Thumb

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big beaming smile is coming through with your words, no need to ask just how happy you are.
Once you've tried sports seats nothing else will do.

Black wheels.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black wheels Mine was ordered from the factory with black wheels and the clear stone protector was replaced with black version. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it is Carrera white, and not Carrara white? I know, stupid idea having a colour which looks like a misspelling of a model name. It will all be different when they put me in charge.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
Are you sure it is Carrera white, and not Carrara white? I know, stupid idea having a colour which looks like a misspelling of a model name. It will all be different when they put me in charge.

It's Carrara White. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
Are you sure it is Carrera white, and not Carrara white? I know, stupid idea having a colour which looks like a misspelling of a model name. It will all be different when they put me in charge.

MC


Amazing - I obv always read straight over the 'a'

I will need to double check when I get home later on mind Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My June 2007 is Carrara white. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you enter the GT3 - with these club sports seats - its very easy to kinda jump in. Big mistake. The seats are as forgiving as a small girl and every passenger who has entered thus far has left with severe bruising. Very Happy

"Roll in" "Yes, that's it" I now say Very Happy

Is it nearly lunchtime? Thumb Thumb Thumb Thumb Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, great spec Thumb

Well jel as they say (apparently)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Freddie - she looks amazing. This GT3 lark is slowly but surely beginning to bite me on the backside. I still have the same precept as you did in that it's just a jumped up C2S....?

As for the wheels, yes black (ask Roro from the 911uk Styles Team for advice on which back tho'...!) but left with the silver rim on the circumference to emphasise its presence (otherwise black wheels just get lost with the tyres imo).

Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh one day. No doubt you're going to make use of the sunny weather we have forecast for the rest of the week!

~ Maxie Thumb






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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Thumb

Now get yourself on the Goodwood track day - a place has just come up.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Maxie Thumb - it is like 'chalk and cheese' as they say. I was always very respectful of my C2S but this is on another level. Perhaps it's just early days at the mo but I feel like it demands serious respect from the driver.

First full tank going in at lunch..
 



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Now get yourself on the Goodwood track day - a place has just come up.


It's my godsons christening that weekend but lets see which day yet! I don't think his dad - a big Fiat Coupe man... i know.. - would be too happy with my excuse Mad
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

freddie44 wrote:
I don't think his dad - a big Fiat Coupe man... i know.. - would be too happy with my excuse Mad


Fiat Coupe? Nothing wrong with that! Still captures my attention when I see one on the road. Great cars, I'd love to have a drive of the 20v Turbo LE one day.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie wrote:
As for the wheels, yes black (ask Roro from the 911uk Styles Team for advice on which back tho'...!) but left with the silver rim on the circumference to emphasise its presence (otherwise black wheels just get lost with the tyres imo).


I also thought to leave the rim silver but then I look at this and think it looks perfect. I love simplicity so nothing else changed at-all bar the wheels:




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Maxie wrote:
freddie44 wrote:
I don't think his dad - a big Fiat Coupe man... i know.. - would be too happy with my excuse Mad


Fiat Coupe? Nothing wrong with that! Still captures my attention when I see one on the road. Great cars, I'd love to have a drive of the 20v Turbo LE one day.

~ Maxie



I know they are one of the best bargains of our roads - a Pininfarina designed beauty.. (this is him on his stag do at Le Mans a few years back)
 



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great in white, and I think black wheels would set it off nicely (bit meaner look)! Thumb
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